There are so many moving pieces when you are getting ready to relocate, having a good plan on a timeline will keep you from feeling overwhelmed (most of the time anyways 🙂
Leaving a school district is usually not as difficult as finding the right school for your children or for yourself for that matter.
LEAVING A SCHOOL DISTRICT:
- Notify the school no later than a week before that you will be leaving the school or district.
- Ask for a copy of transcript (official one is mailed)
- Sign a request to have official copy of transcripts sent to new school.
- Ask for copy of IEPs and all evaluations available for students with special needs
- Find out the latest date your child can check out of school and still receive full credit
- Ask if the student can work on independent studies to complete a credit
- Ask if the student can complete credits after he/she has left the school district
- Ask if the school district can provide class work to allow the student to finish a class at his/her new school and earn credit at the previous school.
- Request work that your child can do to keep current during a transfer.
These documents you should always keep on hand, but particularly in a move you’d want to know that you have them, preferably hand carry them:
- Birth certificate
- Social Security Number and card
- Child’s military ID card if over 10 years
- Immunization records
- Copy of school transcript
- 504 plans, Gifted Program Description, ESL, IEPs for students with special needs, referrals, medial records and information
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More resources for you:
- Colorado Springs School districts
- Find your Colorado Springs Schools
- Accreditation and school ratings of Colorado Springs school districts